A movie filmed in 14 months, across 42 countries with a cast of thousands.
No, it’s not the second coming of Cecil B. DeMille.
It’s one of the best examples of a viral video you’ll see: in 17 days, this video have been viewed nearly 4.6 million times.
As crazy as it may sound, “Where the hell is Matt?” will probably be the best 4 minutes and 29 seconds you invest this week and it might even bring a tear to your eye.
As I watched, I couldn’t help but wonder when the sponsor’s ad was going to appear. What are they trying to sell? A video like this needs funding, right?
Well, the sponsor was finally listed in the final 2.5 seconds, after the credits.
This is an incredible (and commendable) show of restraint by the sponsor, I’d say. Given the nature of the video, I’d argue they’ve built significant good will.
Do you believe virals like this are too subtle and should do more selling, or is this approach a breath of fresh air?
Comment below to weigh in.
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